Reunions, engagements, picnics, weddings and just-because soirées—the summer party season is upon us! And no matter how fashion savvy you are, a girl can always use a little help when it comes to looking great for events where cameras will be a-flashing.
We asked stylist Anson Gilbert—the man who helps Sabrina Soto look oh-so-flawless for all on- and off-camera moments—to choose two Target looks to get you camera ready. Below, he offers tips for accessorizing and finding flattering fits and puts us through a posing boot camp. Bring on the red carpet!
This outfit is my favorite! The woman who is going to wear this looks is confident; she’s going out to a late afternoon drink or dinner party.
The floral printed skirt is a focal point here and creates a great silhouette for those with wider hips or a voluptuous tush. When paired with a peplum top, you’ll lose any extra pounds the camera may add on!
A peplum top cinches you in, creating the illusion of an hourglass shape. Make sure that the peplum hits you at your natural waist, which is the smallest point between your ribcage and hipbone. The top is easy-breezy, so I wanted to add a little edge. The geometric, metallic necklace creates a perfect balance, and the cage sandals add drama. And how about that yellow bag? That print! I could take it home right now.
I love this outfit, because it’s polished with a bit of glitz. I imagine a woman wearing this Tevolio gown for a formal evening, sunset wedding or just a night out with her girlfriends when she wants to get a little dressed up.
Best part? It’s beautiful for all body types. If you have a strong shoulder, balance it out by wearing a pashmina. If you have wider hips, the fabric will flow and move with you, bringing softness to a sturdier part of your body. If you’re slender, it does wonders for you as well. It’s a win-win! No matter your body type, pay attention to the hem—it should kiss the floor and hit a quarter of an inch above the ground so it still moves, but isn’t dragging.
I paired the dress with incredible accessories—the necklace with double-tiered rhinestones is timeless and the shoes bring out the silver in the dress. The envelope clutch has great detailing, including a faux exotic skin on the sides for an extra layer of visual interest.